Air Canada is transforming the passenger experience on its redesigned Airbus A321 with exterior cameras and an all-new interior.
Customers can now share the pilot’s view of take-off thanks to the exterior cameras, which are a first for a narrow-body aircraft, which provide customers real time, high-definition flight views on IFE seatback screens.
Air Canada has also invested in customer comfort across the fleet, with a new cabin interior, new technologies and services such as Bluetooth audio, and free high-speed internet sponsored by Bell.
Mark Nasr, executive vice president, marketing and digital, and president of Aeroplan, Air Canada’s loyalty program provider, commented, “We’re proud to welcome customers on board to experience the comfort, convenience, and connectivity of our latest cabins. These upgraded fleet interiors will align the A320s and A321s to the highly popular A220 experience, further strengthening our industry leading product offering.
“We will continue advancing our product leadership by trialling more new in-flight experiences with this A321 and expanding those learnings to additional aircraft in our fleet.”
Some of the new features in the Airbus A321 include larger overhead bins, upgraded seating, Bluetooth audio, full-colour LED mood lighting and power options at all seats.
The new IFE system being installed on the Airbus A321 and A320 fleets will feature Air Canada’s award-winning in-flight entertainment and live TV via screens at each seat.
Air Canada’s remaining 14 Airbus A321s and its eight A320s will be retrofitted starting this autumn through to the end of 2025. The new cabin also reduces the overall weight of the A321 by approximately 240kg, which will reduce fuel consumption for the entire fleet.